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and was greeted by chris christie and they flew over portions in a helicopter of atlantic and cape may county. they saw boardwalks and streets covered and flooded with water and sand. the focus right now is to help those who are victims and others who have been displaced by the lost power from the storm. >> our hearts go out to the families who lost loved ones. it's true because of good preparation, the loss of life was kept lower than it might have been. for the individual families, obviously, their world has been torn a part. >> obviously, i want to thank the president we spent a significant afternoon together surveying the damage. we were in marine one together to show the president that personally. >> reporter: in light of the devastation, the president suspended his presidential campaign activities and the president will resume campaigning tomorrow, which stops in wisconsin, nevada, and colorado. mitt romney campaigned in tampa, florida, with senator marco rubio and jeb bush but mitt romney didn't mention president obama by name, shawn. >> what do you think this is going to do? what sort
with the drifting on the road. >> reporter: you heard governor christie at the top of that piece. we'll be hearing from the governor again in an hour and a half updating us on the damage statewide in new jersey. he'll also be touring the damage tomorrow afternoon with president obama. >> certainly sounds like a long road to recovery. thank you. >>> speaking of new jersey's governor chris christie calls the damage to his state's coastline unthinkable. he says it will likely takes months to recover. the state's top priority now is rescuing people stranded in those barrier islands. when asked if gop presidential candidate mitt romney would visit the state, christie made it clear politics are not his priority. >> i'm sure while the national election is obviously very important that the people of new jersey at this moment would really be unhappy with me if they thought for a second i was occupying my time thinking about how i was going to get people to vote a week from today. so i don't give a damn about election day. it doesn't matter a lick to me at the moment. i've got much bigger fish to fry than t
christie will let them reopen. i am sure a lot of workers want to get back on the job and on the payroll? >> reporter: right. you can bet that they're pushing for that and look, the roads are closed. ninety% of the rest of atlantic city is without power. most of the debris is removed from the roads, but you still have debris all in the yards. you have sand everywhere and debris and you have people trying to get back to their homes. many have not gotten into their homes yet and there is still a lot of work to be done with the residents and there is that economic factor. people need to get back to work. yes, you have a natural tension going there and basically, all across new jersey. >> and that is a good overview, craig. a desperate situation there in atlantic city. thanks for your reporting. >>> the fairfax county urban search-and-rescue team is helping hurricane victims in new jersey. these are team members thoughing -- showing people being rescued. the federal emergency management agency activated the search-and-rescue team sunday. earlier, we spoke by phone with the captain who descri
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